Indeed, while the skirmish may have initially seemed to have been one-sided, the mongoose doesn’t intend to back down. What’s more, although the lions tentatively try to fight back, swiping their enormous paws in the direction of the mongoose, the much smaller creature decides to launch a full-on attack on one of the fearsome felines.
And this display consequently buys the mongoose time to escape its attackers and flee into a hole in the ground. This doesn’t mark the end of the conflict, however. Indeed, the mongoose eventually reemerges from its hiding place, ready to return to battle.